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HORIST: Greta Thunberg is a climate change puppet

HORIST: Greta Thunberg is a climate change puppet
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Before we get into the Greta Thunberg story, allow me to explain my position on using school-aged children as props for political advocacy.

I do not like it.

Students still in K through 12 school systems are on the  absorption side of learning.  They are totally ill-equipped to take political leadership on virtually ANYTHING.  That is why we ease them into adulthood responsibilities with laws that restrict when they can drive a car, buy cigarettes or liquor, serve in the military and sign legally binding contracts.  Rarely do we prosecute kids as adults.  Hell … we do not even let them vote.

As a society, we understand that these kids lack the life experience, knowledge and critical thinking to make personal judgments on the complex matters faced by adults – and even some adults fall short in that category.  The underage generation is infused by rote education.  Their thinking is shaped, motivated and controlled  by adults – whether it is a schoolteacher explaining the Civil War or political activists inculcating kids with political viewpoints.  The kids’ opinions are certainly impassioned but not intellectually grounded of their own making.

It is more or less a characteristic of free democratic societies that protect children from propagandization and manipulation.  Rather, it is the authoritarians who weaponize children for maintaining power and to produce a future generation of political drones.

We saw that in Hitler’s youth corps – and how he even sacrificed their lives in the hopeless defense of Berlin as the Allies were closing in.  We saw how China’s Mao Zedong used the youth to carry out his murderous Cultural Revolution.  We saw it with ISIS, training young boys to be killers of the proclaimed infidels.

Outside of candidates’ photos with their offspring — or an iconic baby-kissing Kodak moment – the civilized world has traditionally avoided making children the focus of strident and controversial political movements.  Unfortunately, that tradition has gone by the boards in contemporary left-wing advocacy.

We saw it in those #MeToo marches where children were paraded alongside adults dressed as vaginas, wearing “pussy hats” and screaming profanities.  We saw it again with the young people of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida who were co-opted, manipulated, scripted, financed and provided platforms  by adults in the most radical segment of the anti-gun movement.

We are now seeing the use of children all over the world as props of the most extreme voices in the climate change dialogue.  New York City declared a school holiday so that the kids could take to the streets.  Only a progressive authoritarian like Mayor Bill de Blasio would send the kids under his care to the streets instead of the books.  We can rest assured that the Mayor would not do the same for kids protesting abortion.

The personification of the ugliness of the hide-behind-the-kids strategy is a pretty little Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg.

It was adults who groomed that young Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, to express seemingly her personal opinions on climate change.  In reality, it was adults who provided the platforms and publicity to elevate her to the international stage.  It was adults who gave her permission to skip school to be a puppet performing before the cameras – which were eagerly provided by left-wing media advocates.

The public Greta is the product of very prominent, wealthy, powerful and motivated parents.  Greta’s opinions are nothing more than the messages of her parents.  She is a human recording device.

In terms of her spokesmanship on an issue as complex and controversial as climate change, Greta is one phylum above a trained monkey.  Her rise to prominence was not the result of genius or an exceptional intellectual passion.  She is not a child who naturally rose out of the wildness of humanity or had the good fortune to ride the viral express on the Internet.  No. No. No.

Greta is a child of privilege with the resources of her parents behind her to promote, orchestrate and promote her pubescent performances.   She is essentially the child of stage parents who had the resources to rent the state and hire the audience.  Her father, Svante, is a prominent author, actor and producer and her mother, Malena, is an opera singer.  Her 94-year-old grandfather, Olof, is also an actor/producer.  Looking at her pedigree, one gets a bit of insight into Greta’s acting ability and stage presence.

Greta reached the (hopefully) pinnacle  of her acting career with that melodramatic performance at the United Nations.  She was one of those children cast into an adult role that we have seen in other arenas.  We need only recall the precocious Honey Boo Boo or the tragedy of adult attired JonBenet Ramsey.

Martin Luther King’s moving oration in front of the Washington Monument has become known as his “I Had a Dream” speech.  Greta’s over-the-top scolding screed can be dubbed as the “How Dare You” speech.  Her dressing down of the entire international community may have played well in the Thunberg home – and with the most rabid of the climate change extremists – it should not get rave reviews from those engaged in serious dialogue and those concerned with child abuse.  Any loving parent who has guided children through the volatile teenage years knows what is going on – and we do not like it.

And shame on all those – especially those Democrat presidential candidates – who took on the roles of enablers by praising and endorsing Greta’s pathetic performance.

Her hyperbolic claims of imminent destruction – and the similar sentiments heard by kids around the world – should not be given any credibility.  Rather, we should address their handlers – STOP SCARING THE KIDS!!!

If Greta were to be given the center stage and a script, she should be to play Heidi at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm.

So, there, ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

16 Comments

  1. SERGEANT "CHOPPER" MORTON

    “ACTIVELY SEMI-RETIRED,” SOUNDS LIKE MY JOB———– AFTER FIFTY YEARS OF “WORKING SMART” IT’S THE BEST POSITION TO BE IN AND I HOPE YOU LIVE TO BE A PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY—– 95!

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  2. Shelba J Holmes

    I believe that the parents of this child should be brought up on child abuse charges. What they are doing to this child and allowing others to do as well is criminal so far as I am concerned.

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    • Steven Martis

      Makes one wonder just what is the Left’s agenda? Destruction of the United States economy, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our very system of Government and Justice. Is this America’s fate?
      The muslims have vowed “Death to America.” So what does the once great state of Minnesota do? The FOOLS elect a socialist-muslim to help them accomplish their goal!!! To quote Mr. F. Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
      MAGA & KAG!
      TRUMP 2020!

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  3. Glen

    During the late sixties it was impressed upon me at a young age that the world was teetering upon destruction. Rapid population growth was destroying the planet we lived upon. By 1972 things would be catastrophic.

    I appreciate how many have stepped forward and fought those dire predictions. Food supplies have increased to meet demand, the air I breathe today is so much better than it was, the economics of making a living and supported my family is stable compared to those times, and life in general is rewarding.

    Please don’t scare my grandkids so they just decide to give up. Present that problems can be solved. Let’s continue to work together in harmony to solve problems. Avoid grabs of money and power by radicals.

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  4. Moe

    Excellent author comments and common sense argument using something the left does not have common sense or their supporters. Analogy, it is like this new scam to remove Trump by the Democratic Socialist Workers Party. Trump accused of using his power to influence a foreign leader to violate law and Trump must be impeached. We watch and think a political failed coup of Trump was carried out costing maybe hundred of millions when you include goons of the CIA, DOJ, and FBI being criminalized and carrying out criminal acts. The former President having been briefed on how the coup was coming. There is proof of all this, yet the democrats, media, and press on purpose ignore it. If Trump must be punished fir this accusation, then dozens should be indicted trued and executed for treason committing crimes terrible they threat3n our republic. Barr came on as a lion and now turns into hot air as if blown out of his bag pipes, not a single indictment in the crime of the century. No one amongst the Democratic Party gives a shit, if we did this to comrade Obama political left wing animals would destroy our property across this nation. American know what the democrats did and most realize they cannot continue to use their power for political gain while hurting those they swore to protect.

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  5. GEORGE EADY

    A LOT OF READING HERE . BUT WHAT IT SAYS IS ( THERE IS NO LOW THE DNC WONT GO TOO GET WHAT THEY WONT. )THIS KIND OF CRAP (USEING CHILDREN) MAKES ME THINK WHAT WOULD AMERICA BE WITH OUT THE DNC . AFTER THIS NEW LOW . BETTER IS THE ONLY TO GO .

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  6. Ken Huffaker

    The bottom line few are addressing is, Satan and his worshiper’s are trying anything and everything to bring about a one world government with one person in total command! This is the bottom line the Deep State and the liberals are working toward whether they are aware of their actions or not! They are all being used!

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  7. Gingyt

    You forgot to mention how Muslims have infiltrated college campuses and are training our vulnerable right out of high school youth to hate infidels – that would be all non-Muslims by their own definition – and also are training their own children from birth. Convert to Islam or be killed – it’s in the Koran. Our new congresswoman has stayed that she is on a mission to covert the US to Islam. Right up there on my list of serious concerns that need attention. How about you?

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  8. Richard Koustas

    “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.” – I couldn’t agree more…

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  9. Michael Mengele

    Greta should be taken into custody and sent to a mental hospital where she can be evaluated and sent for education and an understanding that she has been used as a partisan puppet. There is now evidence that Adam Schiff personally had this young girl housed in an abandoned factory where she was deprived of sleep and food. She has undergone the Stockholm Syndrome which subverted her child’s intellect. She now thinks that the climate hoax is REAL.

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  10. Marie

    O fault her lousy parents for letting this soiled child express their views thru her. Simply disgusting!

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  11. Jim

    She’s an annoying brat!

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  12. Richard Knoch

    She’s obviously Brain-Washed, the give away is her overall demeanor, speech, reactions and attitude.

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  13. cg

    She needs therapy, because her parents raised a very unlikable angry child.

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  14. Ronald Simpson

    How much longer must we be subjected to this pathetic hateful disrespectful little piece of shit. The little retard needs to learn that children need to be seen and not heard. Each and every time I see that ugly little spud I want to puke. Please quit giving this asshole any more attention. Times person of the year my aching ass , aren’t these the same morons that gave Hitler and Stalin the same title. What a joke , just shows that Time is only good to line bird cages or to wrap garbage. That being said any of you little whining liberal SJW that want to condemn me for my views , save your time because I couldn’t give a shit about your opinion of me, because as far as I’m concerned all of you are equally worthless , and do the world and me a favor and just STFU and crawl back under your rock

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  15. ANN MARIE APRILE

    THIS KID SHOWS HATE IN HER FACE, A DISOBEDIENT, SELFISH AND SPOILED BRAT. WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO GIVE HER A PRIZE AND A CHERISHED PRIZE AT THAT? WELL, BECAUSE THEY ARE USING HER AS A PUPPET TO CALL NOTICE TO THEIR AGENDA.

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